The Bardavon 1869 Opera House , in the downtown district of Poughkeepsie, New York, United States, is the oldest continuously operating theater in New York State. Designed by J.A. Wood, it was built in 1869 and served as a venue for various performing arts, community meetings, and celebrations until 1923; it largely resumed this heritage by becoming a general performing-arts facility in 1976. In the interlude period from 1923 to 1975, it served as a cinema, although there were some live performances, especially vaudeville, during this period. Originally called the Collingwood Opera House after its owner and operator James Collingwood, the theater featured an unusual two-stage dome. Between 1869 and 1921, many notable figures of the day graced the Bardavon's stage, including Sarah Bernhardt and John Barrymore.Plan to see Bardavon Opera House and other attractions that appeal to you using our Poughkeepsie trip planner.
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This is a beautiful old theater, with great offerings. Enjoyed Porgy and Bess here, even though I was mid way up the balcony visibility and sound was exceptional. more »
Saw The Mavericks here the other day. First time visiting the Bardavon, been living in the county for 35 years. Wish I had visited before! If there is a show visiting that you want to see, try to..... more »
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